G眉nther Uecker Prints

G眉nther Uecker is a German sculptor, op artist and installation artist. He is best known for his signature use of nails as an artistic means of expression. His practice of hammering nails is a meditative ritual which draws inspiration from his interest in Eastern philosophies. In his early work, Uecker hammered nails into pieces of furniture, musical instruments and household objects. This resulted in his sculptural, tactile works which surpass the limit of a two-dimensional artworks. G眉nther Uecker is also fascinated with the medium of light, which, when deployed alongside his nail works create new experiences of light and darkness. He is a founder of ZERO artistic group, whose members include Heinz Mack and Otto Piene. The group was founded as a new beginning of art in opposition to German Informel. G眉nther Uecker has often stressed the importance of following one鈥檚 own voice having said: 鈥渄on鈥檛 rush to the guillotine, assert yourself first.鈥 His art has fostered discovery and expression by promoting a new artistic environment unconstrained by traditions of the past.

German, b. 1930, Wendorf, Germany. Based in Dusseldorf.

G眉nther Uecker Prints

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